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Cipta Creates!

Meet Cipta, a 15 year old superhero who uses the power of art to stand up against bullying. The creation of 18 year old student and illustrator Rizka, winner of UNICEF's Superhero Comic Contest.

Meet Cipta, a 15 year old superhero who uses the power of art to stand up against bullying. The creation of 18 year old student and illustrator Rizka, winner of UNICEF's Superhero Comic Contest.

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Hi everyone,<br />

I’m Rizka and I’m so excited to share with you my very<br />

first professional comic book!<br />

I’m an 18-year-old student and illustrator from<br />

Indonesia determined to end bullying. As you may<br />

already know from experience, bullying is a common<br />

and serious problem happening all over the world.<br />

And all too often we find ourselves, and those around<br />

us, afraid to speak up.<br />

That is why I created <strong>Cipta</strong>, a 15-year-old superhero<br />

who uses the power of art to stand up against bullying.<br />

© 2018/Alya<br />

As a shy girl myself I truly hope she can inspire others,<br />

especially those afraid to speak up, to overcome their fears and use their superpowers<br />

to stop bullying- whether it’s through drawing, writing, activism or singing.<br />

I still can’t believe that my superhero, <strong>Cipta</strong>, won the School Superhero Comic Contest.<br />

I am so grateful for the opportunity to contribute to building a safe and peaceful<br />

world.<br />

Thanks to the help and support of DeCheser Media, UNICEF, Comics Uniting Nations<br />

and Gabriel Picolo, I get to share with you my story.<br />

I hope you enjoy,<br />

Rizka<br />

<strong>Cipta</strong>: Create!<br />

Characters and Story by: Raisa “Rizka” Fatimah Ramli<br />

Executive Producer: Michael DeCheser<br />

Produced by: DeCheser Media<br />

Written by: Tim Lattie, Raisa “Rizka” Fatimah Ramli, Michael DeCheser<br />

Inking by: Raisa “Rizka” Fatimah Ramli<br />

Colors by: Raisa “Rizka” Fatimah Ramli and Tim Lattie<br />

Layouts and Letters by: Tim Lattie and Michael DeCheser<br />

Production Director: Katrina Carr<br />

Project leads:<br />

Callie Anne King-Guffey<br />

Kristen Cordero<br />

Shannon O’Shea<br />

Maria Jose Ravalli<br />

Advisors:<br />

Amanda Bissex<br />

Katarzyna Pawelczyk<br />

Rocio Aznar Daban<br />

Anjan Bose<br />

Harriet Riley<br />

Youth Advisors:<br />

Komal Samrow<br />

Joshua Prince<br />

UNICEF<br />

Project team (HQ):<br />

Kavervir Sidhu<br />

Alix Cabral<br />

Nelson Leoni<br />

Lily Tidhar<br />

Ueli Johner<br />

Helen Wylie<br />

Lely Djuhari<br />

Leah Selim<br />

Mauricio Aguayo<br />

Zineb Lahbabi<br />

Jie Mu<br />

Imane Fasla<br />

Adriana Mora<br />

Pacheco<br />

Project team<br />

(Indonesia):<br />

Marc Vergara<br />

Andrew Brown<br />

COMICS UNITING NATIONS/PCI MEDIA<br />

Sean Southey<br />

Natabara Rollosson<br />

Jocelyn Iverson<br />

Marco Rodriguez<br />

Josh Elder<br />

In loving memory of Antonius Martono, one of UNICEF’s own superheroes<br />

dedicated to improving the lives of children.<br />

Kate Rose<br />

Emilie Minnick<br />

Kinanti Pinta Karana<br />

Derry Ulum<br />

EVAC team:<br />

Siobhan Devine<br />

Mamura Nasirova<br />

Maria Luisa<br />

Sotomayor


School Superhero Comic Contest<br />

Rizka’s winning submission of <strong>Cipta</strong><br />

This comic is inspired by and dedicated to the young heroes working to<br />

#ENDviolence in and around schools through artwork and activism.<br />

The School Superhero Comic Contest asked children and young people to submit<br />

a superhero that can #ENDviolence in schools and keep students safe to learn.<br />

After 3,600 superheroes were submitted from 140 countries, a selection<br />

committee, including influential comic artist Gabriel Picolo, chose 8 finalists. After<br />

23.1k votes online, the world chose the winner:<br />

Rizka, an 18-year-old anti-bullying activist and illustrator from Indonesia, and<br />

her superhero <strong>Cipta</strong>!<br />

The thousands of superheroes young people designed varied in artistic style,<br />

origin stories and powers, and yet had one thing in common: the overwhelming<br />

message that violence in schools is never acceptable. We all have a responsibility<br />

to channel our inner <strong>Cipta</strong> and take action.<br />

Learn more at the School Superhero Comic Contest website:<br />

https://uni.cf/SSCC-en


Seven ways you can help<br />

end violence in schools<br />

So many amazing superheroes were created by young people around the<br />

world, using their creativity to inspire positive change in our schools. Inspired<br />

by the finalist’s superheroes, here are six ways you can help end violence<br />

in schools.<br />

1. Pay attention. Don’t let violence fall under the radar.<br />

Spot the signs, like threats of violence, insults,<br />

presence of weapons or someone sitting alone. And<br />

when you do, report it immediately to trusted authorities,<br />

adults and peers, like your teachers, guidance<br />

counselors, school security or parents.<br />

Howl<br />

Superpower: Super sight and hearing abilities<br />

Creator: 22-year-old Axel from Ecuador<br />

2. Speak up! When you are facing violence or seeing<br />

it happen to others, quickly find a safe place,<br />

and speak up. When we report these behaviors to<br />

the right people, and as early as possible, it’s one<br />

step closer to making things better.<br />

Verda aka Liberty Voice<br />

Superpower: Microphone abilities<br />

Creator: 17-year-old Habiba from Egypt<br />

3. Get creative. Whether it’s using<br />

art, music or activism, use your inner<br />

talents to speak up against violence<br />

in your school, in your community or<br />

online. Speaking up isn’t just about<br />

raising your voice, it’s using your inner<br />

strengths to make the world a better<br />

place.<br />

Althea<br />

Superpower: Transformation of music<br />

Creator: 12-year-old Annika from the<br />

Philippines


4. Reflect on your own behaviors. How are you<br />

contributing to violence in schools? Are you<br />

spreading negative comments online, watching<br />

people get pushed around or laughing at someone<br />

being insulted? Take a deep honest look at<br />

how your behaviors can affect others, it might be<br />

time for change.<br />

Riposte<br />

Superpower: Mirror abilities<br />

Creator: 19-year-old Andrej from Serbia<br />

5. Empower others. Remind people of their potential<br />

to be kinder. When you see someone saying<br />

something mean, speak to them, help them discover<br />

the different ways they could have handled the<br />

situation. Sometimes we all just need someone to<br />

show us the better person we can be.<br />

iV and Ont<br />

Superpower: Interdimensional and alternate reality<br />

travel<br />

Creator: 22-year-old Jorge from Ecuador<br />

6. Empathize. Before you judge someone, and act<br />

in response, take time to really think- what if you<br />

were them? Then, when you respond, do it the way<br />

you’d like to be responded to- with kindness and<br />

understanding. You’ll realize how much more you<br />

both have in common.<br />

U<br />

Superpower: Temporarily switch people’s places<br />

Creator: 12-year-old Nergiz from Greece<br />

7. Show support. When you witness violence,<br />

show the victim your support. Give them a<br />

hug, send them a funny video, share a message<br />

of support online, or just talk with them.<br />

Life can be very difficult, but it’s the kind and<br />

supportive people out there that can help<br />

make it better. Words and gestures make a<br />

difference.<br />

Milo<br />

Superpower: Turns written words into energy<br />

and action<br />

Creator: 15-year-old Christina from the United<br />

States


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